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Mens USA Volleyball

Monthly Update

Tournament in
U.S. outside hitter Scott Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.), a
2008 Olympian, setter Kawika Shoji (Honolulu,
Hawaii) and the German league team the Berlin
Recycling Volleys won the league title, defeating U.S.
middle blocker Matt Denmark(Edmond, Okla.) VfB
Friedrichshafen, 3-1.

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On May 2, Friedrichshafen defeated host Berlin, 25-22,

25-21, 23-25, 25-20. Touzinsky scored four points on
two attacks and two blocks. He was credited with 21
receptions, 62 percent positive. Shoji scored three
points on one kill, one block and one ace. He set
Berlin to a 41.8 kill percent and a .319 hitting
efficiency. Denmark played as a substitute in the
match and did not score. To view photos of the
match,. On May 5, visiting Berlin came back to defeat
Friedrichshafen, 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 15-11.
Touzinsky scored two points on two kills. Shoji added
three points on three blocks. He
also set Berlin to a 44.7 kill percent
and a .407 hitting efficiency.
Denmark played as a substitute and
did not score.

More inside!


Headlining Players

Matt Anderson
Max Holt
Kawika Shoji
David Smith
Scott Touzinsky

Tournament in France
U.S. middle blocker David
Smith (Saugus, Calif.), a 2012
Olympian, and the French
league team Tours won the
league title with two straight
match victories over Paris. On
April 30, Tours defeated Paris,
25-17, 16-25, 25-21, 25-14.
Smith scored 10 points on
seven attacks (87.5 kill percent,
.875 hitting efficiency), two
blocks and one ace. On May 5,
Tours beat Paris, 25-17, 25-17,
25-22. Smith scored five points
on three kills and two blocks.

Tournament in Italy
U.S. middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinnati, Ohio) and his
Italian Serie A league team Copra Elior Piacenza are 2-2
against defending champion Itas Diatec Trentino in the
league finals, with the deciding match to be played May
12 in Trentino. So far, the home team has won each
match of the series. On May 1, Trentino defeated
Piacenza, 25-12, 25-18, 25-19. Holt scored three points
on two kills and one block. On May 5, Piacenza beat
Trentino, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20. Holt scored seven points
on two attacks, one block and a match-high four aces.



Tournament in Russia
U.S. outside hitter Matt
Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), a
2012 Olympian, and his Russian
Super League team Zenit Kazan
fell in the semifinals of the
Russian Super League playoffs
and will begin a series to
determine the third-place team
on May 7. On April 30, visiting
Kazan, the defending league
champion, lost to Lokomotiv
Belogorie, 20-25, 25-18, 25-18,
25-16. Anderson scored 14
points on 13 kills and one block..
Kazan will play Guberniya Nizniy
Novgorod in the third-place

Red vs. Blue Scrimmage

The U.S. Mens National Volleyball Team will prepare for the
2013 World League with a Red vs. Blue scrimmage at 7 p.m. at
JSerra Pavillion at JSerra Catholic High Scool in San Juan
Capistrano, Calif. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Only general
admission seating is available.